Babcox Media, publisher of BodyShop Business and other aftermarket automotive publications, announced that it has acquired Professional Carwashing & Detailing (PC&D) magazine and digital properties, effective Dec. 1.
Since 1978, the Professional Carwashing & Detailing brand has been providing car-care professionals with the information they need to manage a growing and thriving business. PC&D provides solutions-based editorial content and industry information to help increase efficiency and profitability.
With a mission to provide car-care business owners, operators and investors with the most up-to-date industry information, Professional Carwashing & Detailing reaches a community of more than 88,000 engaged readers across print, digital, mobile and social platforms. In addition to its monthly magazine, the brand also publishes car-care supplements, a buyer’s guide, industry research and a bi-weekly e-newsletter.
“We are excited to welcome Professional Carwashing & Detailing to the Babcox family,” said Bill Babcox, president of Babcox Media. “The addition of this brand to our company allows us to add another dimension to our extensive coverage of the automotive and auto care industries. We think it’s a great fit and we are thrilled to have the Professional Carwashing & Detailing staff join our team.”
Group Publisher Tracy Aston-Martin, Editorial Director Rich DiPaolo, Associate Publisher Sandy Murphy and Assistant Editor Meagan Kusek will continue with their roles, joining the Babcox Media team.
“Joining Babcox Media is a great step forward in our ability to better serve our readers and customers,” Aston-Martin said. “With the support of Babcox Media, PC&D is strengthening its foundation in the car-care market. The synergies of our PC&D and Babcox Media brands will help us reach the next level that is needed in serving the needs of our growing carwash community.”